I am very happy to announce that Hidden in Plain Sight: The Hermann Klein Phono-Vocal Method Based Upon The Famous School Of Manuel Garcia is now available!
This book is the result of many hours of research, as well as my sincere desire to give readers of VoiceTalk information that is useful in the voice studio and practice room. As Klein notes in his text: "What is said in these pages takes the place of what should proceed from the mouth of the teacher." Klein's teacher was none other than the legendary Manuel García.
In my research, I have found that students of the Lamperti School were much more vocal about what they had been taught in newspapers and articles, while García School exponents voices were rather muted. The reason for this difference? While hard to pinpoint, I believe it has everything to do with the proprietary nature of García's studio instruction, which makes Klein's text most unusual in that he pulls back the curtain on what was said and done by García himself. Written only three years after García's death in 1906, Klein's manual documents the teachings of the man whom Klein described as "the greatest singing teacher that ever lived."
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